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Historical Events

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Treaty of Perth The Treaty of Perth, signed on 2nd July 1266, concluded over 25 years of dispute over ownership of the Suðreyjar, the Southern Isles. King Alexander III of Scotland made payment of 4000 marks and promised an annuity of... 109716
Troubled years - Berneray during the mid 19th century This account is taken from Alick Morrison's introduction to Orain Chaluim, with minor amendments: With the collapse of the kelp industry and the exacerbating effects of the potato blight, the people of Berneray were... 76676
Whale on Shensker, 1711 One Saturday in 1711 Morris Morrison and Alexander MacLeod were sailing from Berneray to their sheiling on Votersay when they came across a dead whale on Shensker, Sean Sgeir. Having tasted the blubber, they tied the... 117476
Wreck of the 'Puritan' On 15th November 1920, a Danish motor smack, the Puritan, was wrecked off the island of Hermetray in the Sound of Harris. The Puritan had been carrying a cargo of salt to the Faroe Islands and during an exceptional gale... 77665

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